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David J. Peterson wrote:
> Speaking of chess pieces, what about the insane chess game
> from Japan, Tai Shogi?
> 
> http://www.shogi.net/rjhare/tai-shogi/tai-intro.html
> 
> There are over 100 pieces, and the game is so complex, it never
> became popular.  Almost reminds me of modern-day role-playing
> board games like that game with hexagons (Warquest...?).

You think THAT's bad, check out Taikyoku Shogi ("Ultimate Shogi") 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taikyoku_shogi

*208 different types* of pieces.  402 pieces total, on a 36x36 board!